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Can the Neptune in Aquarius Generation Save Us?NeptuneAquaius

Like many people I have been thrilled and encouraged by the activism of the survivors of the Parkland school shooting, and by other youngsters from this same generation, against gun violence. I might even be a little more thrilled than most because I see these young people as representing the best of the generation born with Neptune in Aquarius.

Neptune defines the vision and hope of a generation. The sign Neptune occupies reveals what that generation sees as the “perfect” world, and how they will impose this vision on the real world in which they live. The fact that a generation born with Neptune in Aquarius would put forth a vision that strongly conflicts with the status quo and call for action on a societal level is quite in keeping with the symbolism of that sign. This is a generation of revolutionaries, and they will be heard.

Turning Good Aspects into Bad

Things are going pretty well for Donald Trump right now, astrologically speaking. Along with the secondary progressed aspects I’ve previously discussed (Click on “Can Mueller Derail the Trump Train?” to see that article.) he currently has Uranus trine his natal Mars, which is strongly placed near his Ascendant. Evidence of this positive aspect can be seen in current events. The economy is going strong, his approval ratings are finally returning to the 40% range and Mueller’s most recent indictments were directed mostly at Russians.

And yet, Trump spent his weekend, in between rounds of golf, tweeting attacks on the F.B.I., the Mueller investigation, Barack Obama, Adam Schiff, and Oprah. He also contradicted his national security adviser’s statements regarding Russian meddling in the 2016 election and his own past statements on gun control and Russia. Instead of acting like a guy who’s winning, Trump has apparently adopted the belligerent, kill-or-be-killed pose of a cornered bear.

Astrology and the Parkland School ShootingsAR 15

I have thus far avoided commenting on the shooting at Marjory Stonement Douglas High School for a couple of reasons. First of all it sometimes seems to me that our incessant discussion of these events becomes, at least in the minds of some deranged people, a means of celebrating them. Somewhere there’s a lonely and terribly unhappy person (almost certainly male and most likely white)listening to all the coverage of the Parkland shooting and thinking about what a rush it would be to become suddenly famous.

The second reason I’ve not commented on this latest atrocity is the fact that I’m not sure what astrology has to say about it. If I had a horoscope of the perpetrator I could certainly map the aspects that led him to this fateful decision. I have done this for other shooters. But in every case, the decision to kill has been made by that person. There is no aspect or astrological placement that makes someone a murderer. This is something you have to choose.

Following the Moon: Feb. 15, 2018

The last Full Moon came with all the bells and whistles. It was blue, it was super, it was a lunar eclipse, but it didn’t carry much oomph when it came to aspects. (Click here to see "Following the Moon: Jan. 31, 2018)The events of last two weeks have been evidence of that. The much hyped Nunes memo turned out to be a nothing-burger that impressed no one outside the Fox News crowd. Congress passed a budget, which is exactly what they are supposed to do. And the Rob Porter scandal has just provided further proof (as if we needed any) of the dysfunction and mendacity of this White House.

Tomorrow’s New Moon also comes with a lot of bells and whistles, but these bells and whistles are of an entirely different order. It will be a partial eclipse, with the Sun and Moon at 27 degrees of Aquarius. This is a significant degree of the zodiac. First of all it is almost directly opposite the degree (28 degrees of Leo) of the big eclipse we had last August. It is also conjunct the Moon in the Sibly chart for the United States and opposite both Donald Trump’s Mars (at 26 degrees of Leo) and his Ascendant (at 29 degrees of Leo).